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The stomach of any individual having a normal esophagus and n...
Resume Of Tracheotomy
Instruments. Headlight Sandbag Scalpel Hemostats ...
Anything which tends to increase the acidity of the tissues a...
This may with advantage to the health of the skin and body in ...
The Form Of The Thoracic Cavity And The Position Of The Lungs Heart And Larger Bloodvessels
In the human body there does not exist any such space as cavi...
Prognosis And Convalescence
The duration of acute endocarditis varies greatly; it may be ...
To Prevent Dysentery
In hot weather when bilious diseases prevail, use _Mercurius_...
Technic Of Specular Esophagoscopy
Recumbent patient. Boyce position. The larynx is to be expos...
Intermittent Fever Ague And Fever
Use the A D current. First, give general tonic treatment. (Se...
A cold is often easily overcome. At other times it "sits down,...
Pulse Testing For Allergies
Coca's Pulse Tests are extraordinarily useful and simple tool...
(_Acetate of Copper Verdigris_) applied to _Cancerous_ ulcers...
The Digestive Process
After we have eaten our four-color meal--often we do this in ...
This is severe pain in one part or other of the body, sometime...
are the following: Absence of internal inflammation; a bright...
Fever arising from bad state of the blood may be treated by ca...
Natural Polarization Of Man's Physical Organism
The electro-vital fluid, in the animal economy, is subject to...
HEINRICH CORNELIUS AGRIPPA VON NETTESHEIM, a German alchemist...
Burns Case Xxxiii
A little girl, aged 10, scalded her breast a week ago and has...
Following dry pericarditis or pericarditis with an exudate, ...
Source: Papers On Health
Persons suffering from nervous prostration have
probably allowed the urgency of seeming duty to drive them on in work
till the vital energies have been fairly exhausted. At last they are
completely broken down, and the very fountains of life are dried up.
The brain itself has become incapable of giving sleep, or sound
thought. But there is no need for despondency: this trouble is
perfectly curable, only the right means must be employed.
In every case of real "nervous prostration," our question must be--How
shall we enable this vital element to recreate itself? The answer is,
with heat. Here we may detail the process which we know to be
successful. Dip a four-ply cotton cloth in cayenne lotion, and lightly
wring out. Lay this gently over the stomach and bowels, and over this
an india-rubber bag full of hot water. All must be only hot enough to
be comfortable. This application may remain on for two hours without
any change, then it is repeated. Where no bag can be had, a good thick
fomentation should be used instead. See Nerves, Shaken; Nerves,
Troubled, and all articles on nervous trouble.
Much depends on consideration of the individual case, and careful
thought and strong sense are needed on the part of all dealing with
such cases. (See Changing Treatment.)
Dessertspoonfuls of light food should be given every half-hour, and
increased in quantity as the patient can bear it. Avoid alcohol and all
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